BBADS: Spice Wars
ImPERIAL Oatmeal Stout with SPices aged in Bourbon Barrels
This year’s release is a blend of 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 12-year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts complement the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel-aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave, and then she’s gone.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, Crystal-60, Chocolate, and Carafa-2 malts with Flaked Oats and Columbus, Willamette, and Cascade hops with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, vanilla, and clove.
ABV: 14.0% IBU: 50
Color: Deep black
Aroma: Bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel
Flavor: Clove, bourbon, roast, vanilla
Availability: Released mid-October each year, limited
Fresh Range: Age this beer, please! But try one now...go on.